In the 2nd eliminator of Pakistan Super League 9, Islamabad United defeats Peshawar Zalmi by 5 wickets in National Stadium Karachi.

Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and decides to bowl first.


Peshawar Zalmi inning

Playing first Peshawar Zalmi scored 185 runs for the loss of five wicket in allotted 20 overs. Peshawar Zalmi openers took very good start putting 72 runs on the board for the first wicket partnership. Saim Ayub scored 73 runs, Captain Babar Azam scored 25, Muhammad Haris 40, Tom Kohler Cadmore 18 and Aamir Jamal remained unbeaten with 17 runs.

From Islamabad United side, Naseem Shah took three wickets while Shadab Khan and Obed McCoy took one wicket each.

Islamabad United inning

Chasing the target of 186 runs, Islamabad took very poor start. Saim Ayub dismissed Alex Hales in the first over and Salman Ali Agha in third over on just 5 runs. Islamabad lost their 5 wickets for 91 runs but Imad Wasim and Haider Ali took the charge scoring 59 and 52 runs respectively.

Islamabad United chase down the target in 19 overs.

From Peshawar Zalmi Saim Ayub took two while Luke Wood, Mehran Mumtaz and Khurram Shehzad took one wicket each.

Islamabad will face Multan Sultans in final on March 18.